Journey Water Urn

(23 customer reviews)
  • Simple elegant design Pillow
  • Available in a beautiful range of colours
  • Can be personalised
  • FREE next day delivery*
  • Please allow an extra week for delivery if Inscription requested

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If you would like an inscription please add your wording below


Journey Water Urn 100% Biodegradable – Pillow Water Urn

Journey Water Urns are suitable for deeper rivers, lakes or the sea. These pillow urns are designed to float* for a while, and then gracefully sink to the bottom. The urns will break down naturally over a few hours. Available in a range of colours. Each design has a matching ‘mini’ urn (sold separately), so that you can scatter a token amount.

This biodegradable water urn is handmade using a centuries old paper making technique. The mulberry tree bark is harvested, leaving the tree alive and intact. The bark is soaked, creating a pulp. The pulp is laid out to dry on a bamboo screen.

They are sometimes referred to as pillow or cushion urns due to their distinctive shape.

You can have the option of putting an inscription on the urn of your choice, making it truly personal. This can be a name and a date or poem – whatever you choose. We will fit the wording to the available space, the more words you choose the smaller we will need to make them. Please note: this will increase delivery time by 1 week and layout will be worked out by the engraver to make best use of the space available.

* Note: The length of time the urn floats depends on a number of things: mainly the weight of the ashes and whether the water is choppy. On average the urn will float for around 5 minutes, but this can vary, as such we can’t guarantee the length of time the urn will float. The combined weight of two sets of ashes means the companion urn is likely to sink quickly.

Companion: 15.5″L x 14″W x 3″D or 39.5cmL x34cmW x 8cmD
Standard: 14″L x 12″W x 3″D or 35cmL x 31.5cmW x 7cmD
Mini: 8″L x 6.5″W x 2″D or 21cmH x 17cmW X 5.5cmD
Companion: 6 Litres, (suitable for 2 adults) –
Standard: 3.60 Litres, (suitable for 1 adult)
Mini: 0.98 Litres.

Filling the urn

The urns are simple to fill, here is our video showing you how – Filling a Journey Water Urn

Water ashes ceremony

Water burials are a very dignified way to conduct an ashes ceremony – you can cast petals, put last words on our promises notelets. As the water urn floats, you will have enough time to say some final words: such as prayers or thoughts for example. Many clients find that the simple presence of a body of water after the ceremony can help them to remember that person.

We consider these urns more suitable for deeper water below the low tide line. Please see our page on general guidance for ceremonies or river or the sea.

You should record where you conducted the ceremony, so future generations will know the exact place. If you are on a boat, the skipper will be able to tell you your exact location – Scattering Ceremony Record.

What people say about the Journey Water Urn

“My Dads water urn has arrived within 24 hours & is even more beautiful that we expected.  Your service has been fantastic & through your site we have been able to plan Dads final journey which will happen in May when we take him to be scattered in Cornwall. Thanks again Clare”

“Just want to thank you for the very fast delivery which arrived this morning, arriving less than 24hrs after I placed the order, it is no wonder that you have had awards for your company. Regards, Paul”

For Delivery information please click here.




Additional information


Aqua, Embossed Green, Embossed Pearl, Moss Green, Natural, Navy, Purple, Aqua Embossed


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23 reviews for Journey Water Urn

  1. Martin (verified owner)

    I would like to thank everyone involved in creating such a wonderful product and allowing me the opportunity to do something different rather than chucking the ashes in the sea the cushion and the transfer instructions worked a treat, they floated and descended as stated and left me with a poignant memory to remember her and was a fitting finale. Thanks Martin

    • Karen Martin (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for your kind words Martin. We’re all so pleased that she had such a fitting farewell. Take care Karen

  2. Marion

    Thank you for your swift dispatch which, with excellent customer service, made an emotional purchase seamless and simple.

  3. Jordan (verified owner)

    Absolutely made up with my water urn for my Grandad. I received loads of help/advice online from the team at Scattering Ashes beforehand, which i was really grateful for. I made my order and by the next day it was delivered and its beautiful & simple which is what my Grandad would of wanted. Thank you so much for all your help and getting the order sent out quickly. It was greatly appreciated. Kindest regards to all of you!

  4. Kim (verified owner)

    I never got round to it at the time, but things have settled again now and I wanted just to convey our gratitude for sorting our request out at such short notice. I’m very quick to moan at how little people will consider to do as part of a service, so it seem right that I should take the time to send this note. Again, thank you for organising our delivery as you did, it meant an awful lot to us and allowed us to go ahead with our plans unhindered.  We had a splendid day down on the English Chanel, the weather was fantastic and the sea was calm.  it truly was wonderful watching the two “Journey urns” float off before disappearing under the water, exactly as we had wanted.

  5. Paul (verified owner)

    Just want to thank you for the very fast delivery which arrived this morning, arriving less than 24hrs after I placed the order,it is no wonder that you have had awards for your company. Regards, Paul

  6. Scott

    Thank you for your excellent service, we were very pleased with our Journey urn – and also with your efficiency.

    We wanted to scatter our dad’s ashes last weekend before our daughter went off to University this week, which we did.

    Thanks once again.

  7. Denise

    I just wanted to thank you.  The urn was just what we wanted.  It made the scattering of the ashes much easier for us and it was a lovely send off for my dad.

  8. Rosemary (verified owner)

    just wanted to say thank you.  The water urn was lovely and it was waiting for us at the Funeral Directors with no problem.

    Best regards

  9. Julie M (verified owner)

    Scattering Ashes are fabulous. My family and I purchased the Navy Journey Water Urn. The urn was better than pictured together with customer service and instructions being 1st class.
    Dad serviced in the Royal Navy and wished for his ashes to be scattered at sea. We could not of purchased a better product with personnel lovely wording in sad remembrance of a Great Dad.
    We would highly recommend Scattering Ashes.

  10. G McLaren


    I would like to compliment yourselves on the prompt and courteous service with regards to the recently purchased item. I searched high and low for the simple but effective product and was glad to find it.

    Thanks again,

  11. Amanda

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with getting the water journey urn to me it was really appreciated. It arrived in time and everyone said how wonderful it was and made scattering my husbands ashes very easy given we were out in the river. Thank you again for all you help with this.

  12. Susan (verified owner)

    Thank you for your prompt and efficient service, the inscription is just what I wanted, thank you.

  13. Paul Quincey

    Thank you for expediting my order last week – it arrived the very next morning. We used it to scatter my aunt’s ashes off Studland Bay and the whole family were delighted with the event. The ‘urn’ floated for about 30 seconds and looked excellent surrounded by a rose petal drift. Just perfect.

  14. Viv (verified owner)

    Hi Hannah, Yesterdays scattering went perfectly! Thank you so much for supplying me with the journey water urn . . . it looked beautiful and worked exactly as we wished it to, gently disappearing into the depths of the North Sea!
    Thank you also for putting us in touch with Nicholas who was also perfect and made the day happen . The weather was warm and bright and the sea flat calm. So all in all . . . . a perfect send off for our mother. Thank you for making this occasion possible. It was a beautiful occasion! Thanks again and all the very best.

  15. Chloe (verified owner)

    Hi Hannah, I received it on Friday morning and we had a lovely day today because it arrived before I left. Please say Thanks so much to Karen for sorting it, we all appreciated it so much! Thanks for following up too! Kind regards,

  16. Andrea (verified owner)

    My order has arrived and I’m delighted with it. Thank you Karen for all of your help.

    • Karen Martin (verified owner)

      Thank you Andrea, I’m so pleased you like it.

  17. Louise D (verified owner)

    We used the Journey waterurn today to lay my father’s ashes where he loved to sail. The urn looked good and performed exactly as described. We also used the biodegradable notelets – a perfect way to send a final thought, which just melted away as the ashes sank. Thank you.

  18. dawn downes (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for our journey water urn, we took my fathers ashes to the local RNLI at Cromer yesterday where they kindly did a dedication for him before sending him off on his chosen final journey into the sea, which as an EX Royal Navy man it would have made him so pleased. The water urn worked exactly a promised and we were so pleased we found this site…so much so that I have already told my husband I want to go off in a water urn turtle when my time comes .. hopefully in many years to come

  19. Jayne (verified owner)

    Hi Hannah,Thank you very much for your excellent service. Regards, Jayne

  20. Sue

    Beautiful, really helpful staff & swift delivery. Professional service

  21. Lindsay L (verified owner)

    Thank you for your very efficient and professional service.
    My delivery arrived in less than 24 hours and was beautifully packaged.
    So grateful to your company.

  22. Hannah

    5 stars

  23. Mr S Henderson

    Today we received our aqua water urn – we are very pleased how beautiful it looks, so much nicer than the one that the crematorium gave us.

    We are now looking forward to Dad’s ash scattering on his birthday in March.

    Thank you for your excellent service.

    Kind regards

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